Awards & Recognition


Distinguished Faculty Service

Award Description: The Distinguished Faculty Service Award is awarded to a faculty member who, while in the employment of the University of West Florida, has given outstanding service to the University and/or the community. The "Institutional Role and Scope Statement" includes the basis for defining many of the activities which can be considered service:

University Faculty who contribute their professional talents and expertise to support the public service mission of the University. Such service includes, but is not limited to, providing the benefits of their expertise to community organizations; making public professional appearances or performances; consulting with governmental agencies, business industries, educational systems, community service or arts organizations; serving on University committees and councils; participating in the recruitment and professional placement of students; and serving as an officer or committee member in organizations related to the area of professional expertise.

Nomination Deadline: TBA
Application Deadline: TBA

Full Details (TBA): 'Distinguished Faculty Service Award'

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Distinguished Teaching Award

Award Description: The Distinguished Teaching Award is granted yearly to four outstanding instructors at The University of West Florida. Grants will be awarded to each instructor chosen by the Student Government Academic Committee.

Full Details: For more information, please contact the 'Student Government Association'.

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Distinguished University Professorship

Award Description: The Distinguished University Professorships serve to recognize full professors who continue to excel in teaching, scholarship and creative projects, service, and contributions to UWF and UWF faculty colleagues. The award is held for a three-year period beginning in the fall semester, but recipients hold the title, Distinguished University Professor, through their career at The University of West Florida. The funding source for the awards is the Pace Distinguished University Professorship endowment managed by the UWF Foundation.

Eligibility:

  •  Tenured Full Professor;
  •  Minimum of three years in rank at UWF at the time of application;
  •  Distinguished record in teaching, scholarship and creative projects,
      and service;
  •  Notable Contributions to UWF and to UWF faculty colleagues;
  •  A sustained level of highest achievement in one of
       these areas: teaching, scholarship and creative projects, or service.

Nomination Deadline: TBA
Application Deadline: TBA

Full Details (TBA): 'Distinguished University Professorship'

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Emeritus

Award Description: TBA

Eligibility: TBA

Nomination Deadline: TBA
Application Deadline: TBA

Full Details (2015 TBA)'Faculty Emeritus - 2014‌'

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Faculty Distinguished Research and Creative Activities

Award Description: Two awards are available to recognize individuals with a distinguished record of securing external funding at the University of West Florida. External funding may be for research, outreach, and/or training activities. At least one of these two awards will recognize an Assistant or Associate Professor with seven or fewer years of service at UWF whose record of external funding demonstrates outstanding achievement and significant future promise.

Additionally, two awards are available to recognize individuals with a distinguished record of scholarly and/or creative activities at the University of West Florida. At least one of these two awards will recognize an Assistant or Associate Professor with seven or fewer years of service at UWF whose record of external funding demonstrates outstanding achievement and significant future promise.

Full Details: 'Faculty Distinguished Research and Creative Activities Awards'


Faculty Excellence in Teaching or Advising

Award Description: Up to five awards of $2,000, before tax, will be available for recognition of outstanding teaching, and one award of $2,000, before tax, will be available for recognition of outstanding advising. Award candidates will be recommended to the Provost by a selection committee comprised of previous year’s winners, and a student from each of the colleges.

Eligibility: TBA

Nomination Deadline: TBA
Application Deadline: TBA

Full Details (TBA): 'Faculty Excellence in Teaching or Advising'

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Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity

Award Description: To support research or creative activities of faculty members at the University of West Florida. Research and creative activities will be broadly interpreted; therefore, a wide range of activities can be supported. Faculty members are encouraged to submit proposals for projects that have the potential to produce externally funded support.

Full Details: 'Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Awards'


Faculty Service & Development (Non-Unit)

Award Description: Faculty Service and Development awards make available, to eligible non-unit faculty members, a period of time to be devoted to scholarly activities, research, and intellectual refreshment and updating.

Eligibility: Full-time, non-unit faculty members with the minimum rank of assistant professor, or equivalent, with at least six years of full-time service are eligible for faculty service and development if the terms of a contract or grant through which such an employee may be compensated allow for the leave. Contract and grant employees in this category who wish to apply for faculty service and development awards must provide written documentation that the funding agency will permit compensation for such leave through the contract or grant.

Length of Award: Two semesters at half pay (i.e., one academic year) or One semester at full pay

Application Deadline: October 27, 2014

Full Details : '2015-16 Faculty Service & Development‌'


LEAD: The Staff Version

LEAD: The Staff Version (Leadership, Enhancement, Activities & Development)

LEAD: The Staff Version is a year-long UWF leadership development program. It is based closely on the LEAD program that flourished at UWF for nearly 15 years before budget cuts forced the university to put the program on hold a few years ago. This year (2013-14), we will offer a version of LEAD specifically for full-time UWF workforce members who serve in staff roles within Academic Affairs. The program will be led by Athena du Pré, a Professor in Communication Arts who previously directed LEAD.

Full Details  'LEAD: The Staff Version (AY 2014-15)'


Nautilus Excellence Awards

Award Description: The University has authorized Nautilus Excellence Awards in each of its vice presidential divisions to recognize sustained performance. These awards recognize individuals for substantial contributions and outstanding performance and professionalism impacting operations, service excellence, and inter-departmental effectiveness. Each award recipient receives a $2,000 (gross) cash award and a certificate. Awards will be presented at an annual event (generally held in the Spring).

Full Details: 'Department of Human Resources - Awards' 

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Professional Development Leave

Award Description: Professional Development Leaves are granted to increase an employee's value to the University through enhanced opportunity for professional renewal, educational travel, study, formal education, research, writing, or other experience of professional value, not as a reward for service. The University will make available at least one professional development leave at full pay for one semester or its equivalent for each 20 eligible faculty, subject to the conditions set forth in the UFF-UWF Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Eligibility: Unit and non-unit, full-time, permanent employees within the faculty pay plan with four or more years of service, except those who are serving in tenure-earning or tenured positions, shall be eligible for professional development leaves. Contract and grant employees who wish to apply for professional development leave must provide written documentation that the funding agency will permit compensation for such leave through the contract or grant.

Application Deadline: October 27, 2014

Full Details : 'Professional Development Leave (AY 2015-16)'


Promotion & Tenure

Promotion, Tenure, Annual Evaluation, Sustained Performance Evaluation

Additional Details: 'Promotion, Tenure, Annual Evaluation & Sustained Performance Evaluation'


Rite of Passage

The Rite of Passage lecture series event celebrates UWF faculty recently promoted to full professor. This series commemorates the work of top academics in achieving the highest level in higher education teaching -- the coveted full professorship. The lecture series gives the professor the opportunity to share with colleagues, students, friends and community members life lessons outside the classroom.

Eligibility: Promotion to Professor

Full Details: 'Rite of Passage'


Sabbatical (Unit Faculty)

Award Description: The purpose of a sabbatical is to increase a faculty member’s value to the University through enhanced opportunities for professional renewal, planned travel, study, formal education, research, writing, or other experience of professional value. A sabbatical is not a reward for service. Subject to conditions set forth in the UWF-UFF Collective Bargaining Agreement, the University will make available at least one sabbatical at full pay for one semester for each 40 eligible faculty members, and a sabbatical for two semesters at half-pay for each eligible faculty member whose application has been reviewed by the University.

Eligibility: Full-time, tenured employees with a minimum rank of Assistant Professor or equivalent who are included as unit faculty and who have at least six years of full-time service, shall be eligible for sabbaticals if the terms of a contract or grant through which such an employee may be compensated allow for such sabbaticals. (A person who has had a sabbatical or faculty service and development award may be considered for a subsequent award after six years has elapsed since the initial award). Contract and grant employees in this category who wish to apply for sabbaticals must provide written documentation that the funding agency will permit compensation for such leave through the contract or grant.

Application Deadline: October 27, 2014

Full Details : 'Sabbatical (AY 2015-16)'

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